‘Super Marios Bros. Movie’ Shocks Hollywood After Hitting Massive Milestone

“The Super Marios Bros. Movie” has shocked Hollywood after hitting another massive milestone four weeks out when it crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office this weekend.

The film, which is an adaptation of the popular Nintendo video game, has officially become the first movie of 2023 to hit the coveted milestone with the film’s release worldwide, Variety reported.

The Chris Pratt-lead movie earned $490 million in North America and $532 million internationally as of Sunday. The success has made it only the fifth film since the pandemic to hit such a monumental mark, joining such films as “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Avatar: The Way of  Water,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and “Jurassic World Dominion.”

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” surpassed $1 billion at the global box office on Sunday, making it the 10th animated film to reach that milestone and the first since 2019 https://t.co/ECUd4Ksydx

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The movie opened on April 5th during the long Easter holiday and ended up surpassing Marvel’s highly-anticipated “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” After its first weekend, the film had already become the top-grossing film of 2023 at the worldwide box office and domestically, as previously reported.

It has a star-studded cast of voices, with Pratt as the voice of Mario and Jack Black voicing the love-struck tortured villain, Bowser. The success makes it not only the first movie to cross the $1 billion mark globally but also the first film ever based on a video game to have that kind of success, the outlet noted.

The film has scored big with audiences too — who have given it a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as previously reported.

“I took my four year old son to watch this movie as he’s super into Mario and he LOVED it,” one audience goer wrote. “I loved the humor in the movie, the colors and animation. It is a good story line and just a great family friendly movie. I have no complaints.”

“Perfect for my 11 year old,” another person wrote. “She enjoyed it and it didn’t have the adult themes or conversation that I have to explain later when she ask [sic] me.”

Meanwhile, critics have loved it less, scoring a 59% on the movie review site.

“Among the many errors of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, screenwriter Matthew Fogel plops him and his brother Luigi into a milquetoast Brooklyn family that doubts them and disrespects their small-business dreams,” a Chicago Reader critic wrote.

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Related: Super Mario Bros. Movie Smashes Records, Becomes Biggest Animated Movie Opening Weekend Ever

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